Friday, September 05, 2008
What does 90210 have to do with college football? Well, nothing really. However, the original series got me thru many fall weeks waiting for college football Saturday, and hopefully, the new 90210 will fulfill that same mid-week gap. The two hour pilot for "90210" aired on Tuesday night garnering the CW's highest ever rating among the 18-49 age group. Dixon, Annie, Naomi, Ethan, Erin, Navid, and Adrianna are a fine cast with way more diversity than the original. However, true "Beverly Hills, 90210" fans will always prefer the iconic grouping of Brandon, Dylan, Brenda, Kelly, Steve, Donna, Andrea, and David. It's too bad the Mr. Walsh isn't around to manage some of the kids' trust funds, but at least Nat is still running The Peach Pit.
Back from the original show are Kelly and Brenda, but apparently, Donna, David, Brandon, Andrea, and Dylan are too busy looking for their youth in suburban shopping malls to get back in front of the camera for the new "90210". As for Steve Sanders, I think I8A4RE says it all. Steve probably should've kept the $10,000 he "anonymously donated" to the Alvarado School to insure his high school graduation - that money would come in real handy right about now.
Anyway, the updated "90210" comes with updated music (sorry, no Color Me Badd on this soundtrack), hip clothes, and the latest high tech gadgets the kids are using. It'll be an entertaining update on life in everyone's favorite teen drama zip code, but it cannot touch the original for high comedy, low fashion, and over-the-top drama. So let's just "squash" the comparisons and enjoy the ride.